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6/13/09 2:09 A

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Dot,
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6/13/09 2:08 A

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Granny,
Remaining focused on your goals, journaling and consistent exercise will get you the results you are seeking. Your determination and commitment is an inspiration. emoticon

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6/13/09 2:04 A

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JackSlaw,
Having that plan in place will help you maintain focus on the goals you have set. This is how success is achieved. emoticon

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6/13/09 2:02 A

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Nell,
Time does fly, doesn't it?

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6/13/09 2:00 A

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Irene,
Traveling requires extra effort to remain true to our goals. It appears you have determined your priorities and created a plan. This is how success is achieved. emoticon

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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
6/13/09 1:55 A

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Mimi,
Fish is an excellent source of nutrients. Great Choice!
You have the ability to maintain focus while dining with friends. You are are able to reap the benefits of healthy food choices and socializing with friends.
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Teresa






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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
6/13/09 1:41 A

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Nancy,
Your commitment to your exercise program is inspiring! Encourages me to keep moving. Exercise is often the most difficult area in which to maintain motivation. It is wonderful that you and your daughter share common interests.
I know I am redundant in asking, but have you ever considered that all of that extra activity may be increasing your muscle mass which is heavier. I have had a similar experience when I increased my activity. I have made a decision to remain on the same plan, and exercise program, and then take weekly measurements. May be wishful thinking on my part.
Our bodies often know better than we do what is best.
An extra pound or two daily isn't unusual. Neither is the fear that we are regressing. Be patient with yourself and you will find that balance you seek.

Edited by: HUNGRYWOMAN2 at: 6/13/2009 (01:47)
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DOT121 Posts: 3,903
6/12/09 7:26 P

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TGIF!
Just for today I will stay focused and O.P.
Have a good weekend.
Dot

GOOD HEALTH & HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL, DOT

"THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE. LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD".
GRANNYLITE Posts: 188
6/12/09 2:49 P

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I am on plan and tracking did walk today. I try to walk 3.5 at least everyday. 5 or more is okay but try for 7 days.

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6/12/09 10:00 A

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Everything planned out!

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6/12/09 9:21 A

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Is it the 12th already??

Nell
Reston, Virginia

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6/12/09 8:28 A

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Hi All

I will be on the road all day today, so I will be eating out. I will choose baked, broiled, or grilled food items.
I will take bottled water in a cooler to drink.

Have a wonderful Friday everyone.
Irene

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Any type of action always drives motivation.

"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." - John Dewey


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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,390
6/12/09 6:48 A

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Good morning

Today I'll eat fish. I have tilapia fish in the freezer.

Nancy
Enjoy your running with your daughter. Combining running with WW meeting is a tripple win situation! (you're with your daughter, you run, and you attend a WW meeting)!
It would be nice if we could match the exercise time to the number of extra points we earn.....smile...
Exercise 2 minutes = earn extra 2 points.....smile....
You inspire me to exercise more. Thank you.
We're invited to dinner both today and tomorrow, so I'll make good healthy choices and enjoy the company.



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6/12/09 4:56 A

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Today I plan on running to my WW meeting with my daughter. We're parking a bit further away to make it 8.5 miles. We're going to try to work up to 10 miles total on Fridays.

I have meals and snacks planned. With the 8.5 mile run, I get extra AP's - yippee!

The scales are still up a bit. I'm at 112 this morning, up 2 lbs. from last week. Still below my personal goal, so no big deal, I just don't want it to continue - I want to keep my extra points!

~Nancy



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6/12/09 12:29 A

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Persistence! Not Perfection!

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to our team's Chat Cafe.
We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy chatting with us.
We are passionate about health and about living a healthy lifestyle!
The Outcome? We are losing the weight and keeping it off for a lifetime - ONE DAY AT A TIME!

ON PLAN/MOVE JUST FOR TODAY! emoticon

Please join our one day mini challenge anytime, following your own plan.

ONE DAY AT A TIME!
WE CAN DO IT! emoticon

Let's celebrate being "ON PLAN/MOVE" just for TODAY! emoticon

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Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a mystery,
Today is a gift.
That's why it is called the "present".



Not on plan just for today?
Tomorrow is a new fresh day.
Congratulations on starting over.
Forget, forgive and move on!

Evaluate what caused you to slip, the situation, and where it might have occurred.
See that you can learn from your slip.

REMEMBER!!!
Slips should teach you, not defeat you!


Accept that sometimes itís going to suck. Despite your best intentions, there will be days when you fall into a bag of crisps. But long-term success is about persistence, not perfection. Itís picking yourself up when you fall, over and over again.
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Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!

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One Day at a Time

Whatever the goal we're pursuing,
no matter how rugged the climb,
we're certain to get there
by trying our best,
and taking One Day At A Time.

"Forever" is hard to imagine,
"the future" may seem far away-
but every new dawn
brings a wonderful chance
to do what we can on that day.

-Emily Matthews

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START OVER

If you've started out in pursuit of your goal
And you've really tried with your heart and your soul,
but somehow things got out of control---
START OVER.

When you've tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you didn't do good---
START OVER.

When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way
And you fought to win a victory each day.
But one more time you went astray---
START OVER.

When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true
And do the things that you know you should do,
But once again you failed to come through---
START OVER.

When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong---
START OVER.

When you've told your friends what you planned to do
And trusted them to help you through
But soon discovered it's up to you---
START OVER.

When you know you must be physically fit,
But your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit
That's not the time for you to quit---
START OVER.

When the week seems long and successes few
And at weigh-in time you're feeling blue,
Remember tomorrow is just for you---
START OVER.

To start again means a victory's been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it can be done
So don't just sit there---
START OVER

~~ Author Unknown ~~


After winter comes the summer.
After night comes the dawn.
And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.
~ Samuel Rutherford ~
(1600-1661, Scottish Pastor)



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emoticon I saw the "NECKLACE (CHAIN) GAME" somewhere and I liked it.

I thought you might like it too.

You can make your own beautiful necklace (or a chain) by being OP (On Plan), using the emoticons provided here on SP.

*** You can also play this game for one week at a time (or month...etc...) and build a new necklace every week if you wish (or a month...etc...)

*** Please feel free to make adjustments and changes to the "NECLACE GAME" as you wish.

Congratulations on being On Plan, and if not, congratulations on starting over!

NOTE!
Please read Rule # 3 below. It's an excellent motivating rule to stick to your Necklace game, which means: sticking with your weight-loss journey.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GAME

1. For every day you are ON PLAN (OP) you put in your necklace (chain ) the letter D ( for a DAY). So, if you are OP for 4 days in a row, your necklace looks like that: D - D - D - D

It's nicer to use the "EMOTICONS"
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2. Once you are OP for 7 days, you change it to W ( For a week) .
Example: If I'm OP for 19 days, my necklace ( or chain) looks like that: W - W - D - D - D - D - D
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If you prefer to wear a longer necklace, you can WEAR it this way too:( instead of a W for a week, put 7 "D"'S, like this: D - D - D - D - D - D - D-

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3. If you are FULL MONTH OP, It becomes M ( For a MONTH). So, if you are OP 49 days in a row, ( on a 31 days a month),your necklace will look like that: M - W - W - D - D - D - D
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RULES OF THE GAME .

1. It's a challenge for yourself , NOT A COMPETITION WITH OTHERS.

2. The first day you BREAK the necklace (chain), you start playing the game all over again , (only if you have used already all of your extra 3500 calories for the month : See Rule # 3), and build your necklace ( chain ) once more from the beginning.

3. RULE # 3 IS VERY IMPORTANT .
PLEASE READ IT !
IT IS A GOOD RULE TO HELP YOU STICK TO THE NECKLACE- GAME .
In order to learn NOT to be perfect, and in order To BE realistic,( we will always have days we are not OP) , YOU MAY HAVE ( if you choose to) UP TO 3500 EXTRA CALORIES each MONTH IN ADDITION TO YOUR regular diet.
You can still CONTINUE to built your necklace(chain)!

The idea here is that the extra 3500 calories amount only to 1 pound gain in one month period, while an average of 2-4 pounds loss per month is VERY reasonable with being OP.
You will still be AHEAD OF THE GAME at the end of each month if you need to add up to extra 3500 calories in a month, providing you are otherwise OP.

The second idea is that once you've built a large chain,( many days OP), you want to keep going building the chain,( rather than break it and start all the way from the beginning again), and rule # 3 allows you to do that , WHILE YOU CONTINUE TO LOSE WEIGHT.
4. Keep your own records.
THAT INCLUDES ALSO KEEPING RECORDS OF THE OPTION TO USE UP TO 3500 calories EACH MONTH. ( when we go off plan).
5. Post your NECKLACE (chain) every day.

I hope you enjoy the game.


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You may also choose to participate in our mini challenge JUST FOR TODAY.

Consider altering your exercise progam in some way. Doesn't need to be drastic small differences count. JUST FOR TODAY

Teresa






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